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36 free events take place on Tuesday, April 2 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out April 2 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of April . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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36 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Workshop | Spring Yoga


A yoga instructor leads a morning practice. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Spring Yoga

Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many

Workshop | Adult Zumba


Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Adult Zumba

Talk | Antisemitism in Women Rights Movements (online)


A talk by Rebecca Sch?nenbach, Chairwoman, Women for Freedom, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
Free
Talks, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Antisemitism in Women Rights Movements (online)

Discussion | The Crisis of Healthcare Access for Incarcerated Women


Healthcare access is limited for incarcerated women. This lunch will provide an opportunity for students to speak with experts and advocates in the field of prison reform to discuss the severity of the issue and potential paths for improvement. The event will feature a presentation from experts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, The Crisis of Healthcare Access for Incarcerated Women

Book Discussion | Blank: Writer's Block in L.A. (online)


Zibby Owens' new novel is the tale of Pippa, a young superstar writer, frozen by the prospect of being written off as a one-hit wonder yet struggling against an impossible deadline to fill the blank pages. As she races across Los Angeles in her used Volvo, Pippa not only finds both plot and words but, as do so many other writers, discovers more about her career, her family, her friends and herself than she could ever have imagined.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Blank: Writer's Block in L.A. (online)

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
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Workshops, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Discussion | The Doublespeak of Georgian Literature and Translation


A discussion with Khatuna Beridze and Bela Tsipuria. Moderated by Valentina Izmirlieva. Georgian literature and translation present the vibrant national discourse of the 19th century, which was shaped by the generation of the 1860s and revitalized and reshaped by modernists in the 1920s to confront the challenges posed by Soviet influence. A literary journey through Stalin’s era to the period of the Thaw shows how the Georgian writers Chabua Amirejibi, Otar Chkheidze, Nodar Dumbadze masterfully weaved together Soviet and national discourses through their works, as well as through their lifestyle as a form of resilience. The hybridity became the quality of Georgian poetry and prose, as well as literary criticism and translation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, The Doublespeak of Georgian Literature and Translation

Classical Music | Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)


Take a momentary respite from a busy day to enjoy a selection of organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach in an intimate venue.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Bach at Noon (In Person and Online)

Master Class | Violin Master Class


Violin Master Class with Peter Schuhmayer.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Violin Master Class

Film | Harvey (1950): comedy-drama


Elwood P. Dowd is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit named Harvey. Elwood lives with his sister Veta and her daughter, and Veta worries that Elwood has gone insane. In the process of trying to have him committed, Veta admits that she occasionally sees Harvey herself. The director of the mental home, Dr. Chumley, tries to reconcile his duty to help Elwood with his own growing experiences with Harvey. Director: Henry Koster Cast: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake
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Films, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Harvey (1950): comedy-drama

Discussion | Artist Talk: Make Do and Mend (online)


Artist Lubaina Himid joins curator Dr. Omar Kholeif for a conversation. Throughout a career spanning four decades, Lubaina Himid (born 1954, Zanzibar; lives and works in Preston, UK) has explored and expanded the possibilities of painting and storytelling to depict contemporary everyday life and to fill gaps in art history through the centering of Black figures and experiences. A self-described “painter and a cultural activist,” Himid rose to prominence in the 1980s as a pioneer of the British Black Arts Movement and a staunch advocate for the contributions of women of color to the visual arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Artist Talk: Make Do and Mend (online)

Jazz | Jazz Improv Ensembles


All instrumental students at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music participate in small-group improvisation ensembles to foster individual musical creativity. Start Times: 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Jazz Improv Ensembles

Film | They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Jane Fonda


In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl. Days turn into weeks as the competition drags on and people either drop out or expire. Rocky, however, will do anything for publicity and initiates a series of grueling derbies. Director: Sydney Pollack Cast: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Buttons Sydney Pollack was an American film director, producer and actor. Pollack is known for directing commercially and critically acclaimed studio films. Over his forty year career he received numerous accolades including two Academy Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award as well as nominations for three Golden Globe Awards and six BAFTA Awards. Jane Fonda is an American actress and activist. Recognized as a film icon, Fonda is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Jane Fonda

Book Discussion | After Annie: The Latest from Pulitzer Prize Winner Anna Quindlen (online)


Anna Quindlen’s trademark wisdom on family, friendship, and the ties that bind us are at the center of this novel about the power of love to transcend loss and triumph over adversity.
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, After Annie: The Latest from Pulitzer Prize Winner Anna Quindlen (online)

Discussion | Can We Talk about Nonviolence? Now?


A conversation with Nadia Abu El-Haj, Judith Butler, and Kendall Thomas, moderated by Marianne Hirsch and Jean Howard In the midst of several brutal wars, is it possible to think beyond and against the inevitability of war, nationalism, and militarism? Do the traditions of refusal offered by antiwar feminist, decolonial, and antiracist thinkers and social movements provide useful ways to shift the frames of war? Can an ethics of nonviolence, care, and reparative justice serve as a horizon of possibility at this moment?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Can We Talk about Nonviolence? Now?

Book Discussion | The Fall and Rise of American Finance: From JP Morgan to Blackrock


It is today all but taken for granted by critical political economists, and political figures from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders, that finance is parasitic on industry. Financialization, from this view, has amounted to financial institutions capturing the state and hollowing out the “real” economy, leading to the decline of capitalism. In their new book, Stephen Maher and Scott Aquanno pose a bold challenge to this hypothesis. Based on a survey of the last century of capitalist development, they insist that, despite the costs for workers and the middle class, financialization has intensified competitiveness and strengthened capital – all with the support of an ever stronger and more authoritarian state. As they show, this has culminated since the 2008 crisis in a new economic regime – “a new finance capital” – marked by the unprecedented concentration and centralization in the hands of the “Big Three” asset management firms.
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, The Fall and Rise of American Finance: From JP Morgan to Blackrock

Discussion | Impact of AI on Cybersecurity (in-person and online)


The impact of AI on human society is profound and multifaceted, and it depends on how it is developed, regulated, and integrated into various sectors. Careful consideration of ethical, legal, and social implications is crucial to ensure that AI benefits society while minimizing potential negative consequences. One of the key implications of AI is the potential for its misuse by cybercriminals to develop sophisticated cyberattacks that most public and private companies, especially government agencies, are not fully prepared to fend off. To combat the misuse of AI for criminal activities, law enforcement agencies and cybersecurity experts are continually working to develop and implement countermeasures. This includes using AI and machine learning for threat detection and prevention and developing regulations and ethical guidelines for AI usage. However, staying one step ahead of AI-driven criminal activities remains an ongoing challenge in the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and criminal behavior. Already, the US and EU have proposed, at the urging of the AI industry, frameworks for AI guardrails, while world leaders have called for a global approach to AI regulation. Moderator: Shahryar Shaghaghi, Professor of Professional Practice, Enterprise Risk Management; Technology, Risk Management and Cybersecurity Executive Panelists: Soheil Gityforoze, Doctoral Candidate in AI & Machine Learning, The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science Justin Greis, Partner, McKinsey & Company Kambiz Mofrad, Chief Information Security Officer, SVAM International Demond Waters, Chief Information Security Officer, NYC Department of Education
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Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Impact of AI on Cybersecurity (in-person and online)

Film | Lost in Translation (2013) Directed by Sofia Coppola, Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson


A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte, meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful. Director: Sofia Coppola Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi Sofia Coppola is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and former actress. She has received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for three BAFTA Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. Bill Murray is an American actor and comedian known for his deadpan delivery in roles ranging from studio comedies to independent dramas. He has frequently collaborated with directors Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, and Jim Jarmusch. He has earned numerous accolades including a BAFTA Award, two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two Independent Spirit Awards, as well as a nomination for an Academy Award. In 2016, Murray was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Scarlett Johansson is an American actress. The world's highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019, she has featured multiple times on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021. In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, and began portraying Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Iron Man 2. She reprised the role in eight films, leading up to her solo feature Black Widow (2021), gaining global stardom. She received two simultaneous Academy Award nominations—Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress—for the respective roles of an actress going through a divorce in the drama Marriage Story (2019) and a single mother in Nazi Germany in the satire Jojo Rabbit (2019), becoming one of the few actors to achieve this feat.
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Films, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Lost in Translation (2013) Directed by&nbsp;Sofia Coppola, Starring&nbsp;Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson

Talk | Stargazing in the Park


A walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to see rare celestial sights. No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided between sunset and park closure.
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Talks, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Stargazing in the Park

Discussion | How Has the Ukraine War Changed the China-Russia Relationship?


Leading experts Yun Sun and Sergey Radchenko who will reflect upon these critical geopolitical developments in conversation with Professors Andrew Nathan and Alexander Cooley. Just prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping proclaimed a “no-limits” partnership between their countries. But Russia’s war in Ukraine has had a profound impact on the Sino-Russian relationship. While Putin has sought Beijing’s support for his territorial grab, China’s position, has been famously characterized as “pro-Russia neutrality”. Geopolitics remains the single most important factor in China’s decision regarding the Ukraine war, as Beijing has been torn between the competing agendas of managing its relations with Russia and relations with Europe. And while the Russians have grown increasingly frustrated with what many in Moscow perceive as Beijing’s double-dealing and unwillingness to commit, Putin’s leverage with Xi Jinping remains limited. As the war in Ukraine grinds into its third year, China and Russia continue unsteadily towards an ever closer alignment even while pragmatically looking out for their own interests in an evolving world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, How Has the Ukraine War Changed the China-Russia Relationship?

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park


Get in a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
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Workshops, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Learn Juggling in the Park

Book Discussion | Change: A Novel of Becoming Someone Else


An autobiographical novel from ?douard Louis, hailed as one of the most important voices of his generation--about social class, transformation, and the perils of leaving the past behind. "One question took center stage in my life, it focused all of my thoughts and occupied every moment when I was alone with myself: how could I get this revenge, by what means? I tried everything." ?douard Louis longs for a life beyond the poverty, discrimination, and violence in his working-class hometown--so he sets out for school in Amiens, and, later, university in Paris. He sheds the provincial "Eddy" for an elegant new name, determined to eradicate every aspect of his past. He reads incessantly; he dines with aristocrats; he spends nights with millionaires and drug-dealers alike. Everything he does is motivated by a single obsession: to become someone else. At once harrowing and profound, Change is not just a personal odyssey, a story of dreams and of "the beautiful violence of being torn away," but a vividly rendered portrait of a society divided by class, power, and inequality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Change: A Novel of Becoming Someone Else

Video | LOST… Everywhere: Video Art


Children, mothers and siblings looking for one another, others not knowing they exist or believed to be dead, and others that will never be able to find one another. Thousands of cases of stolen children in Spain took place between the late thirties and early nineties. Newborn babies were stolen from single or undesirable mothers. They were told that their babies were dead, while being sold to pro-Franco Regime ‘model’ or favorable families. All this was organized and run by the Catholic Church, a network of private and public hospitals, maternity wards, and the Franco Regime. There is a legal battle with the Ministry of Justice in the Spanish Government to unseal and allow access to files. Fake birth and death certificates, fake funerals and burials were produced, and no possibility of tracing back any biological mother by erasing their names from any register. All in the name of law and social welfare. Lost is a video installation by Rosa Pascual based on this theme. The observed data shows full names and dates of birth from Spanish Stolen Children that have provided their details, as well as mothers and other relatives searching for the “dead babies” and the presumed date of death or disappearance they were given. All is coordinated by National organizations that are dealing with victims and possible matches via a DNA bank.
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Videos, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, LOST&hellip; Everywhere: Video Art

Concert | Piano/Percussion Quartet


Piano/Percussion quartet Yarn/Wire perform Sarah Hennies' Primers. Notes are juxtaposed with silence to create an aethereal and altogether unique sonic experience. Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during this hour-long weeknight Pop-Up Concert, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.
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Concerts, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Piano/Percussion Quartet

Workshop | Play bridge in a stress-free environment


One of the most popular card games of the last century, bridge is still enjoyed by professional and amateur players alike today - and now you can stop by and enjoy it too! Bring your bridge partner, or you will be matched up with someone to play as a pair. There will be instructions and the chance to observe players, making this a perfect event for beginners looking to learn how to play bridge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Play bridge in a stress-free environment

Discussion | What Makes It Italian?: Marble II (online)


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group. The fourth encounter will focus on Marble (part 2): Composer Francesco Bianchi (1752 - 1810) with sculptor Antonio Canova (1757 - 1822) When are marble sculpture - and music - all about the surface, and does this make them superficial? How can our understanding of italianita? in music be informed by Italian sculpture? The insubstantial nature of musical materials - mere vibrations that move through the air, imperceptible to sight and touch - creates in us a longing for an analog made of solid material. In sculpture we have just such an analog: run your hand across the carved wood; feel the heat radiating from the bronze; watch the light play off the marble surface. Find the substance of Italian music by exploring its relationship to the substance/s of sculpture, one medium at a time.
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Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, What Makes It Italian?: Marble II (online)

Book Discussion | All Things Are Too Small: Essays in Praise of Excess


Becca Rothfeld's book is a glorious call to throw off restraint and balance in favor of excess, abandon, and disproportion, in essays ranging from such topics as mindfulness, decluttering, David Cronenberg, and consent. In her debut essay collection, Rothfeld takes on one of the most sacred cows of our time: the demand that we apply the virtues of equality and democracy to culture and aesthetics. The result is a culture that is flattened and sanitized, purged of ugliness, excess, and provocation.
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, All Things Are Too Small: Essays in Praise of Excess

Book Discussion | Gentile Bellini’s Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II: Lives and Afterlives of an Iconic Image


Author Elizabeth Rodini follows the long history of this renowned picture from its production at the Ottoman court in 1480, to Venice and London, and finally to its reception in contemporary Istanbul. Evoking “both a memoir and a mystery novel,” Rodini’s “meticulous archival research and critical analysis”  [Lia Markey] reveal the portrait’s evolving role as diplomatic offering, showpiece, trophy, heirloom, and disputed object of national patrimony.  It is also a study in how one image, deeply considered, can open up a world of inquiry. Tonight, Rodini will focus on the portrait’s presentation in public and private settings, exploring its varied contexts of display and the resulting shifts in its significance.
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Gentile Bellini&rsquo;s Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II: Lives and Afterlives of an Iconic Image

Workshop | Origami Meetup


OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. Ages Adult 18+
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Discussion | Photographic Archives and Legacy Building


Marilyn Nance, photographer for the US delegation of FESTAC ’77 and author of Last Day in Lagos, Kwame S. Brathwaite, son of Black is Beautiful photographer Kwame Brathwaite and director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive, and Dorothy M. Davis, president of Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Archives, will join La Tanya Autry, for a conversation about stewarding archives made over the last five decades by culture shifting photographers and managing personal and familial legacies.
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Discussion | Stolpertexte: Archives, Literature, and Memory


The LBI Archives hold tens of thousands of family collections that include diaries, memoirs, letters, and photographs that document the everyday lives of German-speaking Jews. In LBI's newest project, German-language writers have been invited to engage with these collections and the people described in them in short literary texts called Stolpertexte. Like their namesake brass memorial plaques, these texts interrupt our daily routines and remind us in the here and now on the lives and hopes of people from whom Nazi terror took everything away. In addition to some of Germany's leading authors, a new generation of literary talent is also engaged in the project. LBI invites you to meet students from the German Literature Institute in Leipzig, Germany’s premiere creative-writing program, who will read from their own Stolpertexte and a short documentary theater piece. German writer Max Czollek, who holds the Spring 2024 DAAD Chair in Contemporary Poetics at NYU, will discuss literary memory culture in Germany and engage in a discussion with the students. Featuring Nadja Etinski, Amalie Mbianda Njiki, Tara Meister, Konstantin Schmidtbauer, Mücahit Türk, Jonë Zhitia, Hannah Beckmann.
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Book Discussion | Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World (online)


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Edward Humes with renowned environmental journalist Andrew Revkin on the shocking state of consumer waste — and Humes’ new book. Our garbage pervades every aspect of our daily lives. But it doesn’t have to. Investigating the disturbing correlation between waste and prosperity, Edward Humes shines a light on the absurdity of the systems that heap trash upon trash — along with the people and communities who are working to transform the way we consume, from reusable clothing to California microfarms to electric vehicles. As we gear up for Earth Day, hear Humes and Revkin discuss the nature of waste in 2024 and why there’s hope for a greener future.
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World (online)

Book Discussion | A New Agenda for Health and Well-Being


The U.S. is amid a decades-long population health crisis. The world is emerging from a devastating pandemic with tragic and unequal loss of life. These population and public health outcomes are associated with a prevailing neoliberal political economy that has left too many people vulnerable to preventable sickness and premature death. This conversation will ask: how do we build a world where our economy inclusively enables all people, regardless of their identity, to have the resources to experience health, wellbeing, and dignity? What are the policies and narratives about our economy that need to change for this to happen? And how might a fresh political economy lens allow us to imagine and build new possibilities?  In this spirit, this event will mark the announcement of the new Health and Political Economy Project, which is aiming to craft a forward-looking community and roadmap for change on health.
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, A New Agenda for Health and Well-Being

Book Discussion | Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia (online)


Gary Bass will speak on his book. In the weeks after Japan finally surrendered to the Allies to end World War II, the world turned to the question of how to move on from years of carnage and destruction. For Harry Truman, Douglas MacArthur, Chiang Kai-shek, and their fellow victors, the question of justice seemed clear: Japan’s militaristic leaders needed to be tried and punished for the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor; shocking atrocities against civilians in China, the Philippines, and elsewhere; and rampant abuses of prisoners of war in notorious incidents such as the Bataan death march. For the Allied powers, the trial was an opportunity to render judgment on their vanquished foes, but also to create a legal framework to prosecute war crimes and prohibit the use of aggressive war, building a more peaceful world under international law and American hegemony. For the Japanese leaders on trial, it was their chance to argue that their war had been waged to liberate Asia from Western imperialism and that the court was victors’ justice.
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Book Discussions, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia&nbsp;(online)

Classical Music | Tuba Works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, John Williams, and More (In Person AND Online!)


Joshua Williams, Tuba. Program J.S. Bach (1685-1750), Prelude - Suite No. 2 John Williams (b. 1932), Tuba Concerto Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Lied Ohne Worte, Op. 109 (Song Without Words) Anthony Plog (b. 1947), Three Miniatures Kevin Oliver, Beat Two
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Concerts, April 02, 2024, 04/02/2024, Tuba Works by J.S. Bach,&nbsp;Mendelssohn, John Williams, and More&nbsp;(In Person AND Online!)
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